VAN BECELEARE MACHINE WORKS HAS been providing precision machining services for over 50 years. You might say that quality is in our blood.
A history of innovation
James D. Van Becelaere started Van Becelaere Machine Shop in 1966 as a maintenance machinist repairing equipment for local industries such as coal mines, printing companies, and equipment builders. In 1975, the business was incorporated and became Van Becelaere Machine Works Co., Inc.
The first CNC machine was purchased in 1979 in order to meet customer production needs. From there, the business continued to grow while focusing on other entities such as oil fields, agricultural and original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s).
Today, the business encompasses over 70,000 square feet and more than 40 CNC machine tools. With the help of our Higher Power and silent leader, we anticipate continued growth in the future.
ISO certificate pending
Partnered with Midwest Growth Partners (MGP) as part of our strategic growth plan.
Plant ExpansionCNC count: 48
Multi-axis machining center added
Vertical machining area added
CNC Count: 33
Second CMM purchased
CNC machined complete 4.3L V6 crankcase for GM
CNC Count: 26
Second generation takes the helm
Vince Van Becelaere takes over for James
CNC machined first complete in-line 6 crankcase
Quality Control Lab and Horizonal Machining Center added
First CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) purchased
First Plant Expansion
Doubled square footage
CNC Count: 9
Company purchased first CNC machine
James D. Van Becelaere, 1st generation, founded company
“VB has a lot of experience and equipment so they can do just about any kind of machine work that we throw at them. VB’s versatility is phenomenal. VB is our best machine shop, by far. We work with two top machine shops and VB is one of them. We have a great relationship with VB.
—Commodity Manager, globally-known oil/industrial equipment manufacturer